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Just letting you know that I've had a spoof Paypal email which I've reported to paypal and they've confirmed it is a spoof.

 

It's nearly Valentine's Day and time to buy the perfect gift for your loved one. You can do this more securely with PayPal as we don't reveal your financial details to retailers. And as millions of stores around the world accept PayPal, you’ll have no problems finding something for your special someone.

Remember, to view your monthly activity, just log in to your account.

 

There is then a box asking you to log in now.

 

Their email address is PayPal paypal@e .paypal.co.uk (note the "e" - I've put a gap between the e and the . )

 

 

 

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Below is the reply I received from Paypal.

 

Thank you for reporting this fake website. We continuously work to

disable these websites and review all submissions sent to

spoof@paypal.com, and our fraud teams work to identify and prevent fraud

before it occurs. We urge you to always contact us if you have any

questions about your PayPal account.

Fake websites encourage you to enter personal information like credit

card numbers, Social Security numbers, and account passwords.

If you've entered any financial or other personal information on a fake

website:

- Change your PayPal password and security questions immediately.

- Contact your bank or the company that issued the credit card or debit

card on your PayPal account and tell them about the situation.

- Review your PayPal transaction history to make sure there are no

unauthorized transactions for your account.

We've put together some tips to help protect your PayPal account from

Unauthorized Account Access:

Always log in to the PayPal site

- PayPal will only ask for information after you have securely logged

in.

- For your security, PayPal will never ask you to re-enter your full

bank account, credit, or debit card number without providing you at

least the last two digits of the number. These digits let you know that

we already know the full number and are asking you for the rest of it.

Beware of any website or email asking for these numbers for

"verification" that does not provide the last two digits.

Web pages - make sure that they are hosted by PayPal

1. When using the PayPal service, always make sure the PayPal URL

address listed at the top of the browser begins with "https." The "s"

ensures that the website is secure. Even if the URL contains the word

"PayPal," it may not be a PayPal webpage.

2. Look for the "lock" symbol that appears in the lower right hand

corner of the browser. This symbol indicates that you are on a secure

site.

Do not download attachments, software updates, or any application to

your computer via a link you received in an email. PayPal will not ask

you to download anything for your account to work.

Password - keep it on PayPal

1. Use a unique password for your PayPal account and change it every

30-60 days.

2. The password should be one that is not used on any other site,

service, or login.

For additional information about fake emails and websites, you can visit

www.antiphishing.org, a website put together by the Anti-Phishing

Working Group (APWG).

Sincerely,

PayPal

Copyright© 2015 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved.

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Just letting you know that I've had a spoof Paypal email which I've reported to paypal and they've confirmed it is a spoof.

It's nearly Valentine's Day and time to buy the perfect gift for your loved one. You can do this more securely with PayPal as we don't reveal your financial details to retailers. And as millions of stores around the world accept PayPal, you’ll have no problems finding something for your special someone.

Remember, to view your monthly activity, just log in to your account.

 

There is then a box asking you to log in now. Their email address is PayPal paypal@e .paypal.co.uk (note the "e" - I've put a gap between the e and the . )

 

Never, ever, ever reply to any Paypal e-mail. If there's an issue they'll ask you to go the Paypal site and log-in there.

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I got this one this morning on an old e-mail account :

 

Paypal account Account Info replacement Good news! The waiting period is over. You can now replace all your info and change the password for the paypal account . As part of this process, your old security info will be deleted and your contact email Click the button below to finish replacing your info.   Thanks, The paypal account groups

 

I have reported it to Paypal as I always do.

Edited by Chris L

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